Car Owners Fed Up with In-Car Tech
JD Power's latest survey reveals another satisfaction decline with in-car infotainment and apps. Car makers' complexity and lack of usability drive people towards Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Do you use your car's apps or travel with Google and Apple?
VinFast: More Than a Car, It's a Revolution
VinFast, born in 2017 and backed by Vietnam's first billionaire, Pham Nhat Vuong, is shaking the auto industry.Their audacious entry, the VF8 electric car, will be built in North Carolina a stone's throw from our office. Learn about Eric's meeting with VinFast.
The Beat Goes On: Libraries and Hip-Hop
"The Book of HOV is not a classic museum exhibition in a traditional museum context, obviously," Ian Schatzberg told ARTnews. Crafting an exhibition amid an active library is no small feat. And when that exhibition pays homage to Jay-Z and 50 years of hip-hop, the challenge magnifies. Discover why HOV is more than just curating artifacts; it's about books meeting beats.
Black Mirror Reality for Actors
Actors are feeling the unsettling effects of Black Mirror's dystopian AI narratives. As technology advances, concerns grow over the potential consequences of AI in the real world. From job displacement to loss of creative control, the specter of a Black Mirror plot unfolding leaves actors on edge. Are we witnessing a cautionary tale come to life?
Elon Musk's xAI: Seeking Answers
Elon's new company xAI wants to unravel the mysteries of the universe by exploring unresolved scientific questions. Dark matter, dark energy, aliens, and gravity, are a few of the xAI's explorations. xAI is building an AGI (AI smarter than humans) that is curious and truth-seeking. Musk's concerns about an AI apocalypse spurred his pursuit of AGI development, urging regulation and industry cooperation. Learn more about xAI.
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Strike Against AI Threat to Jobs
WGA and SAG-AFTRA are taking a stand against many things, including the encroachment of AI in the entertainment industry. With demands for job security and fair compensation, both unions fight to safeguard their roles in scriptwriting and on-screen performances. Will the industry find a resolution that balances technology and human talent?
AI False Info Threatens Social
Ahead of the 2024 US Presidential election, the proliferation of AI-generated content poses a significant risk of spreading false information on social media. Platforms face challenges with reduced enforcement, layoffs, and the rapid evolution of AI technology. The absence of effective regulations and guardrails raises concerns about their readiness to combat AI-generated election misinformation.
FTC Probes OpenAI's Consumer Practices
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating OpenAI for potential violations of consumer protection laws, focusing on issues such as personal data handling, the accuracy of information provided by ChatGPT, and potential harm to consumers. The probe raises concerns about the impact of generative AI on jobs, national security, and democracy. This investigation marks a significant step in US government regulation of AI, highlighting the need for accountability and transparency in the rapidly evolving AI industry.
Call of Duty Stays on PlayStation
Microsoft and Sony have signed a binding agreement to ensure that the popular game franchise, Call of Duty, remains available on PlayStation after Microsoft's merger with Activision Blizzard. The deal addresses Sony's concerns about competition and gives players more choices to play their favorite games. Microsoft's commitment to keeping Call of Duty accessible on multiple platforms demonstrates its ongoing efforts to address regulatory concerns and prioritize consumer access.
Threads Hits 100M Users, Musk Sparks Competition
Threads, the newest social media craze, celebrates an immense achievement, reaching an impressive milestone of over 100 million users. As the platform gains momentum, Elon Musk adds fuel to the fire in the social media landscape. They warn again using "trade secrets" in developing it's new platform. Musk says, "Competition is fine, cheating is not."
Threads Shatters Sign-Up Records
We knew Threads would be popular but didn't expect it to surpass ChatGPT's record for initial signups in less than a week. The rapid adoption of this innovative social media platform has sent shockwaves through the tech industry. What sets Threads apart? How it's capturing the attention of millions worldwide?
Threads Shows Meta's Dominance in Rivalry
The recent response from Twitter to the Threads app has exposed the growing concern within the tech world about Mark Zuckerberg's platform. As Threads gains traction, it becomes evident that Meta's stronghold is being challenged. The implications of this rivalry could reshape the future of social media.